{reality wedding story} Rustic elegant Galt Country Club wedding

Venue: Galt Country Club | Photo: Latte Productions

BRIDE & GROOM: Lexi Smith and Ryan Henderson

WEDDING DATE: September 30th, 2017

LOCATION: Galt Country Club (♥) (galtcountryclub.com) Cambridge, ON

“We chose this location because we wanted an outside wedding, and didn’t want guests to have to move from one location to another. The backdrop for the outdoor ceremony at the Club is beautiful with lots of trees and the Grand River behind. Since our wedding was at the end of September, the trees had begun to change colour and looked amazing!” – L

PHOTOGRAPHY: Latte Productions Wedding Photography (♥)(latteproductions.ca), Kitchener, ON “We had a lot of fun working with them, and our photos turned out to be fantastic. There are tons of spots for amazing photos at the Club. The willow trees, the Grand River backdrop, the balcony of the clubhouse, and a gazebo area partway along the golf course all make for beautiful shots.” – L

THEME: “As it was fall we chose an aubergine and gold colour scheme. We wanted a rustic but elegant look for the décor, so we had wood discs, and gold vases with purple flowers and gold twigs.” – L

# GUESTS: 100

BUDGET: $25,000

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “The biggest challenge with planning our wedding was that Ryan was in the military, and away a lot of the time. Caitlin was very helpful and accommodating with scheduling tastings and meetings for when Ryan was home. She helped me out with the floor plan and suggesting food and beverage choices. She was also great at looking into and answering any concerns or questions that I had.” – L

CUPCAKES: Tiny Cakes (tinycakes.ca), Cambridge, ON

FLORALS: Special Events and Flowers (specialeventsandflowers.com) Cambridge, ON “They did an amazing job! Lynne has a ton of great ideas and makes the planning process very easy.” – L

BAND: “We chose to have a band, The Dirty Pioneers (thedirtypioneers.com) from Hamilton. They were fantastic, and our guests are still talking about them!” – L

HAIR: Vaniti Hair Design (vanitihair.com) Cambridge, ON

MAKE-UP: Sofia and Sallie at Tealstreet Skin + Ethetics (tealstreet.com) Cambridge, ON

BRIDE & BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Ballet’s Bridal (balletts.com), Kitchener, ON

CATERING: “Our food was provided by the Club. While the wedding party were having photos taken, our guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and mulled cider on the balcony. We chose a buffet dinner, with a selection of salads, salmon, prime rib, soup, potatoes and more. The butternut squash soup was so tasty!!! There was also a dessert table with cakes and fresh fruit, and a late night snack table with pizza, sliders and French fries. I really liked the buffet option, so that all of our guests could choose what they wanted to eat. We had a few vegetarians and vegans, and the Club was very accommodating, making sure they had lots of choices.” – L

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Get as much done as early as possible! Time will creep up on you so plan to do as much as you can early on. Also delegate tasks to your family and wedding party.” – L

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine

MORE ABOUT GALT COUNTRY CLUBGalt Country Club (galtcountryclub.com) offers exceptional service, spectacular surroundings and a historic ambiance for weddings more details in their review in The Ring, here . To find out more, email Galt Country Club directly using the form below. 🙂